It is amazing to be able to see the powerstation and the drive up to the look out.. It was awesome.. the downside was that there was rubbish all over the carpark
Since visiting the thermal region and all thermal parks we also wanted to have a guided tour of the thermal power plant. However this required booking one day ahead , NZ$ 180 and another NZ$20 per hour. For only two persons that was very expensive and there was no group reservation we could join. We took the road and visited... More
The Wairakei Geothermal Power Station is worth seeing, it is free and is the first commercial geothermal power station in the world. There are some explanatory boards that explain the process. It is not very enthralling for young children.
My host at Twynham bed and breakfast in Kinloch gave me a tour of the geothermal station. Elizabeth used to work there and was a wealth of knowledge. I really enjoyed the visit and finding out more about this area. Well worth a visit and there is a small visitors centre.
wow.huge place and we got to go inside to see where it all started and to view photos of all the infrastructure they have done.an absolute amazing wealth of knowledge the guide had to share with all the kids and parents.fabuous experience thank you x
There are tours but they are privately book at least a day in advance and very expensive $185 base plus $40 a hour for your guide. You can ask at the visitor info center in Taupo if you’re interested. It is too bad as it would be a great place to teach people about geo thermal power.
Wairaki is aworking thermal power station. the guide was pleasant and knowlegable. If you don't like noise don't visit but if you do visit you will learn a lot about the commodity that we take for granted
My son is into power stations, pipes, steam, drains etc so what better way kill a number of birds with one stone! Its aneasy drive from rotorua and just off the main state highway -you cant miss it as its certainly visible from the road. There is an easy drive all the way up to the lookout with photo opportunities... More
If you're on your way down to Taupo and have some time to spare, you can take some time (10-15mins or so) to stop by the lookout of the wairakei geothermal power station. Visited in April 2012, so if my memory serves me right, this is one of the older geothermal stations still in operation today (hope I'm not wrong!),... More
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